Director, Corporate Services
Darren joined Zoos SA as Director, Corporate Services in August 2016. His responsibilities include financial and risk management, information technology, corporate policy development and strategic planning.
Darren has over 25 years’ experience in a range of finance and governance roles in varying industries including banking, public practice, manufacturing, aviation and international social development. Prior to joining Zoos SA, he was Chief Financial Officer for Scope Global where he oversaw financial compliance, risk mitigation, and contract management for the company’s Australian and overseas operations.
Darren has also held positions at Penrice Soda, Cobham Aviation Services, Hi-Fert and Bank SA. Darren has a Bachelor of Commerce and is a member of CPA Australia.
Darren is married and has a daughter who enjoys hearing about the sights and sounds experienced while working at the zoo. He enjoys travel and cycling, and is particularly fond of the otters.
“Since joining Zoos SA, I have been humbled to see the commitment that each employee, volunteer and supporter shows in supporting the objectives of the organisation.“
Director Property & Development
Les joined the team at Zoos SA in March 2017 as Director Property and Development and brings to the Zoo significant knowledge and experience in Master Planning, Capital Development, Project Management and Infrastructure Management.
Prior to working with Zoos SA Les worked for both not for profit organisations and commercial enterprises. Since 2005 Les has focussed involvement with not for profit organisations in Tourism, Aged Care, Retirement Living and Disability sectors. Leading strategy and operations Les has been responsible for whole of business master planning, development & capital works project management and facilities/infrastructure management.
Les considers it a privilege to continue working in the not for profit space and support the aspirations of Zoos SA strategy in its master planning objectives and infrastructure management.